Sony ex-boss seeks to boost start-ups

Business Oct 4, 2013

Sony ex-boss seeks to boost start-ups

by Jason Clenfield and Mariko Yasu

Nobuyuki Idei once embodied Japan's corporate establishment, the leader of technology giant Sony Corp. Now 75, he's aiming to reinvent himself as a cross between a Silicon Valley venture capitalist and Hollywood mogul. The former Sony CEO describes himself as the "executive producer" behind a ...

Nobuyuki Idei hopes Japan can nurture Net giant

Business Jun 27, 2007

Nobuyuki Idei hopes Japan can nurture Net giant

by Takuya Karube

Nobuyuki Idei, former chairman and chief executive officer of Sony Corp., said he is hoping a world-class Internet company will emerge from among the younger generation in Japan. "Sadly, Japan was unable to lead the information technology industry," said Idei, who retired earlier this month ...

Business Feb 26, 2003

Sony's Nobuyuki Idei and six others offered Keidanren roles

Seven business leaders, including Sony Corp. Chairman Nobuyuki Idei, 65, and Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corp. President Norio Wada, 62, have been asked to become vice chairmen of the Japan Business Federation (Nippon Keidanren), sources at the group said Tuesday. The remaining five are Shigemitsu ...

Business Feb 5, 2002

Sony chairman wants yen to fall to 150-160 to dollar

Sony Corp. Chairman Nobuyuki Idei said Sunday he thinks the Japanese currency has been overvalued and he would not be surprised if the yen -- which trades at around 130 to the dollar now -- falls to the 150-160 range. "A weak yen is the ...

Business May 13, 2000

Idei says he got 10 'ILOVEYOU' e-mail messages

Sony Corp. President Nobuyuki Idei, whose company received close to 17,000 "ILOVEYOU" e-mail messages, said Friday in Hong Kong that he personally received about 10 of the virus-loaded missives. "I had a lot of temptation to open them myself," Sony's chief executive joked at a ...